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An exhibition of fiber art

Nov 1 - Dec 18 | Lotta Helleberg

8 AM - 4 PM (M - F) | Frances Plecker Education Center

“Images, colors, and motives in my work are derived from plants growing close to my studio in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. I strive to document a specific place in a moment of time, using techniques such as botanical contact printing, where the plants release their own pigments when exposed to heat and moisture, as well as digital reproductions. I make dyes from local plants such as walnut and goldenrod to enhance paper, fabric, and threads. Stitching often appears throughout, adding texture and unifying passages. My art embraces natural materials and a commitment to leaving behind minimal waste and toxicity, paying homage to the natural world in both form and content.”

Lotta Helleberg is a Swedish-born artist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. For more than a decade, Helleberg has experimented with prints on paper and fabric, most recently focusing on botanical contact printing, relief processes, and local plant-based dyes, to render works that both document and celebrate her immediate surroundings. Her unconventional wall and book works have been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions across the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Oregon, New York, and Canada, and she has been featured in several publications, including Natural Processes in Textile Art by Alice Fox and American Craft.

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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

(540)-568-3194 | ejcarboretum@jmu.edu 
Grounds | Free to the public | Dawn to dusk | 365 days a year
Frances Plecker Education Center | Monday - Friday | 8 AM - 4 PM

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